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  • Artist(s): The Skotts
  • Summary: The second half (first half The Documentary 2 was released October 9th) of the rapper's double album sequel to 2005's The Documentary features guest appearances from such artists as Busta Rhymes, E-40, Lil Wayne, Nas, Scarface, Schoolboy Q, Skrillex, Ty Dolla $ign, will.i.am, and YG.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Oct 21, 2015
    90
    The Documentary 2 & 2.5 prove that he is back, and yes, better than ever. This isn't based on a cursory listen: the evidence is all there. His lyrics are more considered; his flow is varied and on point pretty much throughout; the choice in music is superb; there are concepts that deserve your attention.
  2. Oct 21, 2015
    90
    You can question its originality, but the music hits hard.
  3. Oct 21, 2015
    80
    Sequels rarely outdo the original, and despite The Game naming Kendrick Lamar his successor years ago, The Documentary 2 and 2.5 prove he's far from over.
  4. Nov 9, 2015
    80
    "The Ghetto" with Nas and will.i.am does not disappoint, leaving the album's numbering system the only thing to complain about, as 2015 is the Game's second-best year ever, and there's nothing ".5" about it.
  5. Oct 21, 2015
    80
    With so many artists trying and failing to capitalize on reprisals of their finest work and have the breadth of work necessary for a strong double album, this particular release and its quality deserves attention.
  6. Mojo
    Dec 11, 2015
    60
    He also works hard to bring variety within the gargantuan two-and-a-half-hour running time with an all-star guest list. [Jan 2016, p.89]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Nov 18, 2015
    10
    I have never been a fan of game. Until I listened to this album. I checked this album just out of mere curiosity, The first song MagnusI have never been a fan of game. Until I listened to this album. I checked this album just out of mere curiosity, The first song Magnus Carlsen, with Anderson .Paak on the intro and hook. As soon I heard this song I soon realized, that I have stumbled on a suprise. And also as a side note tracks 3,4,5 all intertwine with one another. The feratures as I have already mentioned with Anderson Paak are all amazing, with the OG nas, and suprisingly Will I am (Whose feature was the most suprising on this album, with him producing, and "singing" the hook on The Ghetto on The ghetto, ScHoolBoy Q, and Jay rock (Jay was the best feature better than Nas) on Gang bang anyway, (Which has an instrumental that fits with these MC's, and feels very dynamic. one of the best produced tracks). Games lyrics are about the negatives that come with gangbanging, such as Jay rock mentioning in Gangbang anyway "Prosthetic legs, and wheelchairs". Although the whole album is great, In my opinion, the album takes an odd turn with focusing more on Banger influenced tracks, than the griminess of the first half the album. In all this album is genius. I think that its better Than To pimp a Butterfly. Expand
  2. Nov 28, 2015
    10
    Its an independent album sounding like a Dr.Dre solo project. Eminem Big L biggie and others might be better lyricist than game but rap comeIts an independent album sounding like a Dr.Dre solo project. Eminem Big L biggie and others might be better lyricist than game but rap come to game game naturally his beat selection and flow is so nas like and natural and goes harder than. He is like a nas as hard as dmx and namedropping is an asset imo he does it so brilliantly showing he is not afraid of everyone. Deserved a 5 mic in Doctors Advocate though classic album and this one too. Expand
  3. Oct 23, 2015
    10
    This album is easily a classic and the whole set is the best double album in hip hop history. There is no other album this long that is thisThis album is easily a classic and the whole set is the best double album in hip hop history. There is no other album this long that is this consistently amazing and strong all throughout. Expand
  4. May 23, 2017
    9
    This album is honestly so good. Gives the original Documentary a run for its money. Definitely check this album out. 2015 was a good year forThis album is honestly so good. Gives the original Documentary a run for its money. Definitely check this album out. 2015 was a good year for hip hop.

    Best songs: Magnus Carlsen / Moment of Violence / From Adam
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  5. Dec 20, 2015
    8
    The Documentary 2 proves The Game is still very much a relevant figure in hip hop. It's arguably one of the greatest double-disc rap albums inThe Documentary 2 proves The Game is still very much a relevant figure in hip hop. It's arguably one of the greatest double-disc rap albums in history. He clearly put an incredible amount of effort into this project to make sure it re-established his standing in the industry, and it's worked. Whether Game will use this rejuvenation of his career to put out another album in the future will remain to be seen. The Documentary 2 is one of the best rap albums of 2015, which has been a strong year for hip hop. Regardless of whether or not he releases another album, The Game has now cemented himself as one of the greatest West Coast rappers of all time. ~ Disc Two: 7.9/10 ~ w/ bonus track: 8.0/10
    ~ Overall: 7.9/10 (w/ Disc Two bonus track: 7.9/10)
    Best track: "Life"
    Other notable tracks: "Gang Bang Anyway", "The Ghetto" & "From Adam"
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  6. Oct 23, 2015
    7
    Documentary 2.5 is good but not better than its predecessors. This album was more serious, more emotional and had more beats similar to theDocumentary 2.5 is good but not better than its predecessors. This album was more serious, more emotional and had more beats similar to the early 2000's than Documentary 2 and some things work and some don't. The album starts off with a skit then starts with the song Magnus Carlse featuring Anderson Paak( who was the best feature in this album) the song is okay but seems to drag on with was one of the problems in this album. The album goes on with Crenshaw / 80s and Cocaine and Gang bang anyway which were also good then the emotional track The Ghetto with Nas and will.i.am which was one of the best tracks of the album. From adam was okay but slightly disappointing with Lil wayne being disappointing, The Album goes on consistent with mostly good tracks and some bad ones with Intoxicated which was the worst song of the album because some DJ will be just talking, The Album finishes off with el chapo which was also good. The Documentary 2.5 is truely for The Game's fans as he talks about his rough neighbourhood, being a father and being a gangster, there a a few fun tracks with Quiks Groove(BEST TRACK), Up the wall and outside. The best tracks are The Ghetto, Quiks Groove, Gang related and up the wall, while the worst tracks are Intoxicated, From Adam and Life.The best features are Nas, Will.i.am, Ty dolla $ign and everyone on Quiks Groove cause it was A SUPER FUN TRACK. Worst features lil wayne and everyone on Moment of violence. This album is emotional, falls flat at times but has a few fun tracks. This is a good Album not better than its predecessors but a good album with a The Game being at his best in a long while. Expand
  7. Oct 23, 2015
    0
    I'm so sick of that same old love,
    what's wrong with being confident?
    Hotline bling slays and y'all have to know this, this album is not
    I'm so sick of that same old love,
    what's wrong with being confident?
    Hotline bling slays and y'all have to know this, this album is not good to me, I prefer The Weeknd's new album than this to be honest.
    Revival, Confident, Hotline Bling and The Beauty Behind The Madness are better
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